Zambia Vs. Ivory Coast, 2012 Africa Cup Of Nations Final: Lineups

Zambia and the Ivory Coast haven't opted for any tactical surprises against each other in the Africa Cup of Nations final, and both field their expected teams. Christopher Katongo and Emmanuel Mayuka -- the latter of which did not start in the semifinal and came off the bench to score the winner -- should each other up top for the Copper Bullets. They have also played with three in the middle during this tournament. If they make that shift, Katongo will become a right winger. Les Elephants play Gervinho and Solomon Kalou on either side of Didier Drogba, while Yaya Toure will be the most attacking player in a midfield three. Here are the lineups.

Zambia starting lineup (4-4-2): Kennedy Mweene; Davies Nkausu, Stophira Sunzu, Hijani Himoonde, Joseph Musonda; Isaac Chansa, Crisamba Lungu, Nathan Sinkala, Rainford Kalaba; Christopher Katongo, Emmanuel Mayuka.

Ivory Coast starting lineup (4-3-3):
Boubacar Barry; Siaka Tiene, Sol Bamba, Kolo Toure, Jean-Jacques Gosso; Cheick Tiote, Didier Zokora, Yaya Toure; Gervinho, Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou.

Kickoff is at 2:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. local time from Libreville, Gabon.

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